NBC Sports Network will have the heaviest Olympic schedule of the various NBC Universal cable networks. In other news, the ACC title game could move back to ABC, and the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest will get a later start due to Wimbledon.
- NBCSN to Air Over 200 Hours of Olympic Coverage: NBC Sports Network will televise over 257 hours of the 2012 London Olympics this summer, the most of the various NBC Universal cable outlets. Coverage on NBCSN will typically air from 4 AM ET to 8 PM ET. Cable news outlet MSNBC will televise over 155 hours, typically from 9 AM to 6 PM. CNBC, no stranger to sporting events, will air 73 hours of boxing coverage, with weekday telecasts airing from 5 PM to 8 PM. Finally, Bravo will air 56 hours of tennis coverage. It was not immediately known whether USA Network would televise any Olympic events. (NBC Sports Group press release , )
- ACC Title Game Could Air on ABC: The December 1 ACC football championship game is slated to air either on ESPN or ABC, according to a schedule released by ESPN Thursday. The game has aired on cable in each of the past three seasons, and has not been televised in primetime on broadcast since the inaugural 2005 edition. (ESPN Media Zone)
- Wimbledon Bumps Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest From Noon Window: The 2012 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is currently scheduled to air live at 3 PM ET on ESPN July 4 instead of the typical 12 PM ET start. The culprit is Wimbledon, which will air on both ESPN and ESPN2 for most of the day. (ESPN Media Zone)